Delicious Seared Figs (and Other Fruits)

Not only do I love fig season, I love the taste of caramelized figs, and pretty much any other fruit that has been caramelized. Bananas, peaches, pears, strawberries, the list can go on forever. Taking a piece of fruit and searing it so the natural sugars caramelize adds a whole other sensation and depth of flavor-and it couldn’t be easier! Adding a scope of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream makes a perfect summer time dessert.


What You’ll need

  • Figs!
  • Oil or Butter
  • Ice Cream (optional)


  1. Cut fresh figs in half (or other fruits) so it has a flat, even surface.
  2. Take a sauté pan and add enough oil or butter just to cover the surface of the pan in a very thin coating. Turn the heat onto medium high heat.
  3. Making sure the oil is HOT (the oil may begin to give off a little smoke, which is fine), place the cut, flat surface down and do not move it for a few minutes. If you don’t hear a sizzle “sssss” when placing the fruit down in the pan, the oil is not hot enough. After a few minutes, remove the fruit. It should come out of the pan without sticking
  4. Let cool slightly and dig in!

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